Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
The Revenant was the runaway winner at this year's Golden Globe awards, taking Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Director for Alejandro G Iñárritu and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. A late contender, it has surpassed expectations by winning over massive support, and these victories will now make it a favourite for the Oscars.
Although nobody disputes that The Martian is a great film, it proved a more controversial winner, with some people accusing the Golden Globes of falling prey to category hopping by labelling it a comedy. It took the award for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) and won Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) for Matt Damon.
The Golden Globes red carpet Photo: J Deering Davis
Ricky Gervais kicked off the ceremony, carrying his pint up to the podium so he wouldn't get thirsty (or sober up) while presenting, but encountered controversy over some of his comments, especially when provoking Mel Gibson. The most popular hosts were Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence, who did a great comedy double act, leading to calls for them to take on overall hosting duties next year.
Kate Winslet, taking the Best Supporting Actress award, was clearly delighted with her win and said that 2015 was a great year for women in the film industry.
After talking to László Nemes a few weeks ago, we were pleased to see Son Of Saul win Best Foreign Language Film. We've also recently been chatting to Aaron Sorkin, who won the Best Screenplay award for Steve Jobs
There was a lot of excitement over Ennio Morricone winning Best Original Score, but film fans and industry insiders alike were left asking how anyone could really compete with a legend like him. It's his third olden Globe, following awards for The Legend Of 1900 and The Mission.
Denzel Washington received the Cecil B DeMille award after a lifetime spent turning in great work on both the big and small screens. Tom Hanks delivered an affectionate if somewhat verbose tribute.
There were some very glamorous gowns on display tonight, with lots of lace. As usual, Lady Gaga managed to buck the trend, this time with classic black. Jennifer Lawrence was in scarlet and managed not to fall over this time despite her floor-length skirt. After winning Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) for Joy, she likely didn't care anyway.
Those film award winners in full:-
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
- Alejandro G Iñárritu, The Revenant
Best Actor, Drama
- Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Actress, Drama
- Brie Larson, Room
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
- Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy
- Matt Damon - The Martian
Best Supporting Actress
- Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs
Best Supporting Actor
- Sylvester Stallone - Creed
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Foreign Language Film
- Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Best Original Score
- Ennio Morricone - The Hateful Eight
Best Original Song
- Writing's On The Wall - Spectre